June 5, 2020

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Two deer heads mounted on a wall.

Taxidermy AdviceIf someone wants to have a small carcass stuffed you can sometimes keep it well wrapped in your freezer. Make a place separate from your food.

 

Soup from Leftover Scraps

Soup from Leftover ScrapsMaking soup from leftover scraps can be surprisingly good. Use up your leftovers, and freeze your vegetable scraps to make a low cost nutritious soup.

 

piece of Cereal Coffee Cake

Making Breakfast Cereal Coffee CakeA good use for leftover, slightly stale, cereal is to add it to a coffee cake recipe. The recipe on this page is for a tasty coffee cake that includes fruit and flake cereal in the batter and also in the crumbled topping.

 

A slip proof lap desk.

Slip-proof Your Lap DeskIf things tend to slide around and off of your lap desk learn how to make it slip-proof. All you will need are some glue sticks and a hot glue gun.

 

Noodle Rice with dates & raisins on plate

Noodle Rice (Reshteh Polo)Reshteh polo is a fragrant noodle and rice dish often served for Nowruz (Iranian New Year). The dish combines toasted noodles, basmati rice, raisins, and dates. Saffron rice is also an optional version. Here a bit of saffron flavored rice is sprinkled on top. A recipe for this lovely dish can be seen below.

 

finished Grilled Lamb Shoulder Steaks

Grilled Lamb Shoulder SteaksLamb steaks are marinated in a delicious blend of olive oil, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Then grilled to your liking.

 

Recipes

Spicy mustard dipping sauce next to fried foods.

Spicy Mustard Dipping SauceI came up with this sauce when the Louisiana-style chicken restaurant we order food from never had their spicy mustard dipping sauce available, mostly due to popularity. You can use whatever type and add as much spiciness to this as you want. I used habanero hot sauce. So good!

 

A slice of gluten free banana bread.

Gluten Free Banana BreadWhen I have extra bananas that are going to get too ripe for eating, I use them to make banana bread or freeze them for smoothies or to just munch on. This is a recipe I got from a friend years ago, when I first found out I had Celiac disease. The bread comes out moist, but not too moist. It is great as a snack or served with ice cream for dessert.

 

Questions

Value of Homer Laughlin China? - closeup of bird pattern on plate

Value of Homer Laughlin China?What might be the value of Laughlin Persian Garden Cavalier Birds china? I have 3 salad-type plates, creamer and sugar bowl, platter, large bowl, 8 soup bowls, and 1 dinner plate. A56N5 CV28 on one plate, creamer K54N5, not all are marked.

 

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Brand New Singer 3232 Won't Sew or Wind Bobbin?I just bought a Singer 3232, from Amazon. I plugged everything in and have power, but when I tried to load thread onto the bobbin spindle, nothing happened when I pressed the pedal. The motor just revved. The spindle is in the correct position. When I put the bobbin spindle in the sewing position and threaded the needle. I tried to stitch, but again the motor just revved.

 

Information on Duck House  Heirloom Porcelain Doll Lamp? - photo on phone

Information on Duck House Heirloom Porcelain Doll Lamp?Can someone please tell me the name of this doll? I want to do some research and all I know is she is a Duck porcelain heirloom fairy lamp. I would love to purchase, but I need more info.

 

Value of a Vintage Magnavox Record Player - turntable and radio in a flip top box

Value of a Vintage Magnavox Record PlayerI have this old Magnavox chest that opens with a record player and radio inside and speakers in the lid. I'm wondering about the rarity and if it's worth anything. I've searched and seen no others like it. Anyone know?

 

Value of Cabbage Patch Dolls? - 5 Cabbage Patch Kid dolls

Value of Cabbage Patch Dolls?I have these original Cabbage Patch dolls, with their original birth certificates and/or registrations. I'm not sure I understand what everyone is talking about being "signed." All my dolls have the Xavier Roberts signature on their tushies. The preemie even has a CPK diaper on. And the two on the end are twins, also with diapers on underneath. The Koosa is a bit of a rarity I think.

 

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Kitty in Heat Meowing a Lot?I have a female cat and she is currently in heat. She has been super lovey and cuddly which is awesome, but she has been non stop meowing all day long. I don't really know what to do for her. Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Value of a Collector's Choice Porcelain Doll? - doll wearing a print dress with a plaid apron and holding a teddy bear

Value of a Collector's Choice Porcelain Doll?Can you tell me anything about this doll found in a family member's house that I'm cleaning out? I don't know anything about it. I just need to know how much she's worth?

 

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Value of Estes & Lauriat Student's Encyclopedia?I have the Student's Encyclopedia with atlas. It is a 6 volume set published by Estes & Lauriat 1883. Does anyone have an idea how much this set is worth in fair to good condition?

 

Buying Milton Porcelain Doll Shoes? - photo on computer screen of male and female African American Dolls

Buying Milton Porcelain Doll Shoes?Where can I buy Milton porcelain male doll shoes?

 

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How Soon Can I Re-perm My Hair?I just permed my hair and I forgot to put the cap on after the solution. What is the use of the cap and how soon can I re-perm my hair for a better curl?

 

Value of a Cathay Porcelain Doll? - doll on stone countertop

Value of a Cathay Porcelain Doll?I have a Cathay doll. She is crouching down. It's got number one out of 5000. It's been taken out of the box. What would it be worth? Her name is Lisa.

 

What Kind of Eggs are These? - cluster of small yellow eggs on window

What Kind of Eggs are These?I found these on the window to to my backyard. They're outside and I was wondering what kind of eggs they are. They're oblong when looked at from above.

 

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